Cimetiè re Iwuy carré  militaire.  Iwuy Military Cemetery
Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy Military Cemetery.


Little known 1918 battle: Battle of Iwuy



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A very worthwhile project has been initiated in the city of Iwuy (population 3,232), department Nord, district of Cambrai (region Nord-Pas-de-Calais), France. Michel Lespagnol, resident of the village hopes to pay tribute to all the people who participated in a little known 1918 battle that freed the village on the anniversary date of "The Battle of Iwuy." Lespagnol, retired now from the Railways, has a love of history becoming an amateur local historian of the area, and is requested by the teachers to help explain the great sacrifices undertaken by military personnel. With supporting documents and field trips, the classroom of youngsters are enriched by the knowledge imparted to them about the war effort. Lespagnol feels deeply about the great time lapse between current generations and the era of the "war to end all wars" and worries that after the interest re-kindled by the 100th anniversary of armistice that the youngest will forget these hard times too quickly.

Now a brief introduction to the Battle of Iwuy. "Combining elements of all-arms fighting, the last Canadian cavalry charge, and the only engagement of Canadian troops with German tanks during the First World War. Mike McNorgan's analysis [in the book, More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles 1760-1944] of the 1918 Battle of Iwuy is one of the most interesting and original of the essays in More Fighting for Canada by virtue of the fact that almost no one has ever heard of the action. "1

"The 21 st Canadian Battalion will cross the Canal de L'Escaut over bridge ...[location] at 0800 hours this date, and occupy billets in ESCAUDOEUVRES."Full text of "21st Infantry Battalion War Diary (1915-1919)" at Archive.org

October 9, 1918 the Canadian Light Horse (CLH) had crossed the Canal de l'Escaut to seize the high ground northwest of Naves. Their attack was halted with heavy losses, by concentrated machine gun fire coming from Naves and nearby Iwuy."[5] October 10, 1918 was a rainy, misty day. The "A" and "B" Companies and the 19th Battalion went ahead for the attack on the town of Naves establishing a position about 8:30 in the morning.



Battle of Iruy World War One. Battlefield Erclin Bridge

Battlefield Erclin Bridge (Click on the photo for a larger size)


"In the afternoon the cavalry came up to advance on the next ridge. They went over us about 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon. They had to go down a hill and up another. A creek [the River Erclin] ran between them and the Germans, who were on the other side in trenches on the hill. The cavalry went forward, the horses ringing wet (with sweat). ...It is a pretty sight as they dashed down the hill and over the creek ...then the Germans opened up on them. It was a shame. They could not help but hit them with machine guns. All the men out of seventy five or so went down but one, and he finally went. But the horses were not all killed. That attack was a failure...The charge on October 10 cost the regiment seventy-one animals, of which sixty-six were killed. The losses among the men were considerably lighter, five killed and seventeen wounded."[5]



 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  Erclin probable crossing Hambley
Erclin probable crossing Hambley Lespagnol muses that, "Incredible to imagine that such a small river was such a difficulty to cross but when you are in front, by foot, you realize the problem." (Click on the photo for a larger size)




 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  Erclin river Naves far away
Erclin river Naves far away (Click on the photo for a larger size)




 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  Erclin with railway spur far away
Erclin with railway spur far away (Click on the photo for a larger size)


The 21 st Battalion War Diary mentions that on October 11th the Unit commanders met at 0100 hours to arrange the operation and details. The 20th Canadian Battalion was readied in the rear of the 21st Canadian Battalion, and they were ready to proceed at 0900 hours. The German troops shelled the area with H.E. and Gas from 05:30 hours onward. At 0900 hours, the 146th Bridage commenced to the the right of the 21st Canadian Battalion. Especially during the first hour of this advance on the high ground of Avesnes-Le-Sec many casualties were sustained as the Germans opened fire with machine guns. "Fifty percent of our Officers, N.C.O.s and Lewis Gunners became casualties during the first half hour of the action." 21st Battalion



Battle of Iruy World War One Battlefield from above far away Iwuy.
Battlefield from above far away Iwuy (Click on the photo for a larger size)


"The 4 th Canadian Infantry Brigade will continue the attack tomorrow, 11 th October, at 0900 hours, with the object of capturing AVESNES-le-SEC and move on to NOVELLES, and attempt to make good crossing over River ERCLIN. " Full text of "21st Infantry Battalion War Diary (1915-1919)"

The action proceeded promptly at 0900 hours with the 146th Brigade on the right of the 21st Canadian Battalion. As the advance continued on the high ground south-west of Avesnes-Le-Sec and suffered many casualties from German machine gun fire. The enemy then brought out tanks as a counter measure. The Canadians withdrew to re-organize. 21 st Battalion war diary source



Battle of Iwuy World War One Battlefield Niagara Cemetery
Battlefield from above village Iwuy (Click on the photo for a larger size)


On October 11, 1918, the German counterattack involved military tanks. As the allies advanced, they were met by a bombardment of shells, and approaching tanks. After a reconnoiter by the military officers, the infantry was on task again. "Our officers began to figure it out and they yelled "come on Canadians." We went and all the Imperials as well, we were all mixed up, and the rally was followed all along the line. It was in the open and there were thousands of men. The Germans were thick too. They had two tanks on our front. Great big square tanks. We went on to meet them and about halfways several of the tanks were shot by bullets. By now, the Germans had stopped and were starting to go back."[5] In the aftermath, the reports differ as to the number of tanks, ranging from two to half a dozen tanks at this attack.

Deward Barnes states in his book, "Journal of Deward Barnes, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916-1919" that "this episode is also peculiar because it saw an officer of the British Empire employing a captured, German-made rifle to help drive off a German attack consisting mainly of captured, British-made tanks?" Barnes states that about one hundred abandoned and damaged British tanks had been re-furbished by the Germans as only about twenty German-made tanks had been deployed.

Now the 20th Canadian Battalion, was immediately after the 21st Canadian Battalion, and the 20th was the left attacking flank. After the withdrawal, the advance continued onwards at 1530 hours on October 11th. Now the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade was fighting on the left. 21 st Battalion war diary source

Battle of Iwuy World War One Battlefield Niagara Cemetery
Battlefield Niagara Cemetery (Click on the photo for a larger size)


As can be seen in the Military Cross Citation for Captain Baxter, "He [Baxter] pushed forward with his company, and having use of all his Lewis guns and three captured machine guns, was able to force the tanks to retire, thereby enabling the position to be held, and the advance to continue later." source- Battling Tanks at Iwuy: The last German use of tanks in World War 1

"Thirteen Officers of those who went forward with the Battalion became casualties on October 10th - 11th." Highest honours were bestowed. source 21 st Battalion war diary source

[October 11th/12th.] "Our casualties during the advance of the day were: Officers killed, 3; died of wounds, 1; wounded, 6; wounded at duty, 2; Gassed 1; Other Rankes, killed 39; wounded 272; Missing 2." 21 st Battalion war diary source

Stephanie Potter in her thesis states, " Cavalry was responsible for passing through the infantry line once objectives had been captured, and clearing the area of enemy troops while keeping pressure on the enemy retreat . In pursuit, speed was of the utmost importance to keep the enemy from reforming and reinforcing their lines and launching a counterattack. Cavalry was of vital importance in this particular role due to its superior mobility. Mounted troops were able to advance quickly, charge and disperse the enemy, and could efficiently round up small enemy parties or speed up their retreat." However, as cavalry advanced into open country, enemy fire consistently came from covered locations such as woods, villages, and houses, leaving cavalry vulnerable and hard pressed to put enemy guns out of action. Thus machine gun support was necessary to counteract enemy fire, form defensive flanks and pivots for the cavalry to manoeuvre from and retain mobility, consolidate captured ground, and to fire upon the retreating enemy."

Conversly, Potter states that tanks "were not designed to traverse trenches, but to advance across open country without being vulnerable to enemy fire." Tanks had "limited reliability and slow rate of advance." On observation tanks "were less vulnerable to machine gun fire than cavalrymen, but they could not sustain artillery fire.... Concentrated machine gun fire was capable of putting any tank out of action." "Armoured vehicles also provided...a larger target, and lacked the cavalry's mobility to escape ...quickly....The enemy of the tank is the gun. In 1918 tanks were also hampered by limited manoeuvarability. It was understood that all tanks were incapable of manoeuvring in confined spaces, such as woods and villages. ....tanks could not perform their own reconnaissance due to poor visibility [from within the vehicle] and difficult communication between vehicles with no radios. "

Iwuy Battlefield - the spur from sunken road

Iwuy Battlefield - the spur from sunken road (Click on the photo for a larger size)




It is truly wonderful that Lespagnol is still in contact with the "family of George Hambley, one of the riders who wrote the last charge in his diary." Additionally, Lespagnol states that "there is a small cemetery with 200 tombs of soldiers of the great war" at Niagara Cemetery, Nord, France.

Tank à  Iwuy en 1918

Tank à Iwuy en 1918. A Tank at Iwuy in 1918.


According to Wikipedia, at Iwuy, there are two cemeteries which are managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. "The Communal Cemetery Iwuy (Iwuy Communal Cemetery) was enlarged by German troops during their occupation of the territory. This extension was granted by the municipality after the Armistice and the graves of German and French soldiers were moved to other cemeteries. The British cemetery was established by the 51st (Highland) Division in October 1918. The cemetery contains more than 100 graves of soldiers who died in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 Niagara Cemetery was established in October 1918 during the occupation of the village by British troops. It contains more than 200 graves of victims of the First World War, with a few unidentified "

Niagara Cemetery inside

Cimetière Niagara intérieur. Niagara Cemetery inside
Approximately 26 soldiers with ties to Saskatchewan are buried at the Niagara Cemetery. One of whom was Métis Canadian Soldier, Charles Daniels Service No. 718433, born March 18, 1896 to John and Maria Daniels. Lespagnol was interested in finding out "who were the parents of this soldier, just to know the 2 nationalities just to show to the youngest that this was the concern of all the nations to put a end to this dramatic war." On the 1901 census his father, John Daniels (English) was born in Manitoba August 1855 and his mother Maria Daniels (Cree) was born 1871, in the North West Territories. They had seven children, Charles was the fourth child born in South Battleford, North West Territories. Charles enlisted twice, on February 5, 1916 he provided William Daniels of Frog Lake, Alberta, his brother, as the next of kin the next time he enlisted ~October 26, 1916 ~ he gave his sister Emma Martel of South Battleford as his next of kin. When Charles first enlisted he stated that he was a labourer at Onion Lake, and had previously served with the 22 Light Horse, Saskatchewan. He served six months over seas with the 107th over seas Battalion, C.E.F. in 1916 following his first WWI attestation. On his second enlistment papers, he was living in Saskatoon, and gave his occupation as farmer. His service forms with the Canadian Expeditionary Force are 45 pages in length and can be downloaded as a pdf file from the Library and Archives. Government of Canada website. He gave the supreme sacrifice October 11, 1918, while serving with the 28th Battalion.Charles had three younger siblings, Marianne Edward, and Dorothy. William was the eldest in the family then Emma and Natelline (Vatteline) nickname Lena.

It is very gratifying that Lespagnol is willing and enthusiastic to share his passionate study of history in respect to the Battle of Iwuy, this obscure World War I battle whose details are fascinating and slipping away from the lives of present day society. Lespagnol is able to take the individual soldier memorialized on the tombstones of the Niagara cemetery, and place them into their larger context, enabling the students to understand the era, the memories and sacrifices undertaken by the soldiers. The Battle of Iwuy which took place in October 1918, may seem remote, perhaps not as inaccessible as the Battle of Waterloo which also affected the villagers of Iwuy, however, Lespagnol brings the past into the present, helping the youngsters perceive history with a new perspective. Lespagnol's experience and knowledge enable the groups of students come to grips with a wonderment of "how did things come to be this way?"

Iwuy Niagara cemetery commons

Cimetière Niagara. Niagara Cemetery Author Camster CC 3.0


In remembering those who gave their lives during the Great War students and educators are honouring the past during the World War One centennary. Lespagnol says that it is of note that "all the nations [came together] to put a end to this dramatic war" On the 16th and 19th of November, 2015, Michel Lespagnol will lead 2 groups of students to the Niagara cemetery to explain to them about the Battle of Iwuy" at the very place where it took place. Here they will receive a more comprehensive understanding of the impact World War I had globally. By exploring the histories of those memorialized at Niagara Cemetery, the outing will show the international impact of the war, and how it involved the greater majority of countries at that time. Lespagnol hopes the next generation will remember the great sacrifices made in the "war to end all wars". The soldier's stories will thusly be recalled to mind, and the lessons from the Battle of Iwuy are learned through the soldier's voices. Lespagnol, hopes to make a link, a connection with the new generation, "a duty of memory not to forget the sacrifices of the allied who freed us from the invaders." Students will experience history of those brave men, the terrible losses experienced by families and counties, and the global impact of World War One. Lespagnol's "aim aim is to pay tribute to all the people who participated to free our village at the anniversary date of "The Battle of Iwuy."

Author Julia Adamson.
If you have further information about the Battle of Iwuy, know of a source of information, the global involvement of soldiers or biography of those who served from Saskatchewan at the Battle of Iwuy, please e-mail Julia Adamson, Saskatchewan and Michel Lespagnol, Iwuy, France. Thank you. Upon contacting the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, they thought they would run an article to cover the efforts of Michel Lespagnol, Historian in France. From Battleford to France; Slain Soldier Inspires Historian

THE DEAD

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
These laid the world away;
poured out the red Sweet wine of youth;
gave up the years to be Of work and joy,
and that unhoped serene,
That men call age;
and those who would have been,
Their sons, they gave, their immortality.
Blow, bugles, blow!
They brought us,
for our dearth, Holiness, lacked so long, and Love, and Pain.
Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,
And paid his subjects with a royal wage;
And Nobleness walks in our ways again;
And we have come into our heritage.Rupert Brooke


Niagara cemetery

Niagara cimetière Niagara cemetery

1901 CENSUS for Charles Daniels Family


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Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901. Sex. Relationship
to head of
family or
household.
Single,
married,
widowed or
divorced.
Month and date of birth. Year of birth. Age at last birthday. Country or place of birth
(If in Canada specify Province or Territory, and add "r" or "u" for rural or urgan as the case may be)
Racial or Tribal origin Religion Trade Mother Tongue (if Spoken) comments

25 42 Daniels John M Head M Aug 1855 45 Man English Church of England Employed 12 months in other occupation than trade in factory or home. 400 Extra earnings (From other than chief occupation or trade) Mother tongue English is crossed out and Cree written in  

26 42 Daniels Marie F Wife M   1871 30 NWT Cree "   Mother tongue if spoken is Cree  

27 42 Daniels William M Son S Feb 18 1887 14 " English "   Mother tongue if spoken is Cree Can read, write and speak English

28 42 Daniels Emma F Daughter S Sep 1889 11 " " "   " "

29 42 Daniels Natelline F Daughter S Nov 20 1891 9 " " "   " "

30 42 Daniels Charles M Son S Mar 19 1895 6 0* " " "   " "

31 42 Daniels Marianne F Daughter S Mar 17 1898 3 " " "      



1906 CENSUS for Charles Daniels Family


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Name of each person in family. Relation to head of family. Sex. Married,
single,
widowed or
divorced.
Age. Country or Place of Birth

15 3 Daniels John Head M M 60 Man

16   Daniels Mary Wife F M 36 Sask

17   Daniels William Son M S 19 Sask

18   Daniels Eunice ? Daughter F S 18 Sask

19   Daniels Lena Daughter F S 16 Sask

20   Daniels Charles Son M S 11 Sask

21   Daniels Mary Ann Daughter F S 9 Sask

22   Daniels Edward Son M S 3 Sask

23   Bull ? Solomon Boarder M S 19 Sask

1906 Census Page Data
District: SK Saskatchewan District (#16)
Subdistrict: 33 (Town of Battleford) Page 22
Images are from the National Archives Web Site Details: Schedule 1 Microfilm T-18360
Source : Automated Genealogy


1911 CENSUS for Charles Daniels Family


H
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Family
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House-
hold
Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901. Sex. Relationship
to head of
family or
household.
Single,
married,
widowed or
divorced.
Month and date of birth. Year of birth. Age at last birthday. Country or place of birth
(If in Canada specify Province or Territory)

36 19 Daniels John M Head M Apr 1850 60 Sask

37 19 Daniels Mary F Wife M Mar 1865 56 N.W.T

38 19 Daniels William M Son S Jan 1886 25 N.W.T

39 19 Daniels Charlie M Son S Mar 1894 17 N.W.T

40 19 Daniels Edward M Son S Apr 1902 9 N.W.T

41 19 Daniels Dorothy F Daughter S Mar 1911 03-Dec N.W.T

Note: Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, before this, the births were recorded in the area known as the North-West Territories (NWT). Territorial evolution of Canada Atlas of Saskatchewan Boundary Evolution

Source Automated Genealogy
/ 1911 / Saskatchewan / Battleford / 47 Battleford / page 3
National Archives



Lieut. Rich. Hocken is killed in action.  Son of Former Mayor of Toronto - Lieut. G.E. Mills Reported in Wounded List.  Toronto Star, Oct. 16, 1918

Lieut. Rich. Hocken is killed in action.
Son of Former Mayor of Toronto
- Lieut. G.E. Mills Reported in Wounded List.
Toronto Star, Oct. 16, 1918
PHOTO RICHARD HOCKEN

Richard Hocken
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 World War One. Battle of Iwuy. The Erclin Bridge
The Erclin Bridge. Lespagnol wonders that, "Incredible to imagine that such a small river was such a difficulty to cross but when you are in front, by foot, you realize the problem." (Click on the photo for a larger size)


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Gidreau (aka Gideon) Chartrand *
Richard A Clarke
George Granville Cobbledick
Thomas Sylvester Connaghan
Matthew Craig
Russell Crarey
Alexander DeMarsh
Roy Dickinson
Hugh Whitmore Dodson
William Harold Edmiston
William Forbes Ferrier
Pte James Foley
Sebra Hall
Pte William Hartell
Frederick William Heath *
Pte Findlay Henderson
Pte William Henderson
Pte James S Heyworth
Pte Mortie Hodge
Pte Harry Hopkinson
Pte Michael Kaley
Pte Montague EM Kemp
Pte Thomas Kenny
L/Sgt Alexander T King
Pte Irwin P Lehman
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Pte Joseph Levert
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John Roy McBride
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Ian Ross McKenzie
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James Leo O'Connor
Henry John Parkins
Pte Patrick Philban
Francis William Porter
Pte George A Ryan
Lt Alexander M Scott
Pte Francis Silver
Pte Herbert L Simpson
Pte John A Storey
Pte Joseph W Switzer
Pte Frederick H Tryon
Sgt John Turriff
Thomas Russell Watson
Pte Wellesley Wesley-Long
Pte Edwin Whitefoot
Pte J Wilson
Pte Norman Wilson
Pte Hilliard Wood
* Two buried at Ramillies British Cemetery
** Buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery Ficheux France
*** Buried at Marcoing Line, British Cemetery at Sailly, France.
Cemetery was later named the Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery

~ Those without stars, died October 11, 1918 and are buried at
Niagara Cemetery, Nord, France.


Within the biographies are excerpts from the 21st Battalion war diary regarding the Battle of Iwuy.

October 9, 1918.

"The 21 st Canadian Battalion will cross the Canal de L'Escaut over bridge ...[location] at 0800 hours this date, and occupy billets in ESCAUDOEUVRES."Full text of "21st Infantry Battalion War Diary (1915-1919)" at Archive.org

The 21 st Battalion War Diary mentions that on October 11th the Unit commanders met at 0100 hours to arrange the operation and details. The 20th Canadian Battalion was readied in the rear of the 21st Canadian Battalion, and they were ready to proceed at 0900 hours. The German troops shelled the area with H.E. and Gas from 05:30 hours onward. At 0900 hours, the 146th Brigade commenced to the the right of the 21st Canadian Battalion. Especially during the first hour of this advance on the high ground of Avesnes-Le-Sec many casualties were sustained as the Germans opened fire with machine guns. "Fifty percent of our Officers, N.C.O.s and Lewis Gunners became casualties during the first half hour of the action." 21st Battalion

"The 4 th Canadian Infantry Brigade will continue the attack tomorrow, 11 th October, at 0900 hours, with the object of capturing AVESNES-le-SEC and move on to NOVELLES, and attempt to make good crossing over River ERCLIN. " Full text of "21st Infantry Battalion War Diary (1915-1919)"

The action proceeded promptly at 0900 hours with the 146th Brigade on the right of the 21st Canadian Battalion. As the advance continued on the high ground south-west of Avesnes-Le-Sec and suffered many casualties from German machine gun fire. The enemy then brought out tanks as a counter measure. The Canadians withdrew to re-organize. 21 st Battalion war diary source

Now the 20th Canadian Battalion, was immediately after the 21st Canadian Battalion, and the 20th was the left attacking flank. After the withdrawal, the advance continued onwards at 1530 hours on October 11th. Now the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade was fighting on the left. 21 st Battalion war diary source

As can be seen in the Military Cross Citation for Captain Baxter, "He [Baxter] pushed forward with his company, and having use of all his Lewis guns and three captured machine guns, was able to force the tanks to retire, thereby enabling the position to be held, and the advance to continue later." source- Battling Tanks at Iwuy: The last German use of tanks in World War 1

"Thirteen Officers of those who went forward with the Battalion became casualties on October 10th - 11th." Highest honours were bestowed. source 21 st Battalion war diary source

[October 11th/12th.] "Our casualties during the advance of the day were: Officers killed, 3; died of wounds, 1; wounded, 6; wounded at duty, 2; Gassed 1; Other Rankes, killed 39; wounded 272; Missing 2." 21 st Battalion war diary source




 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  The sunken road
The sunken road (Click on the photo for a larger size)


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Saskatchewan Personnel
Cimetiè re Iwuy carré militaire
Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, Nord, France

Given Names Surname Service Number Country of Background Citations Parents and Birth Additional notes and web sites

Carl Werner Anderson 1051406
Force: Army
Unit: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division: 20th Bn.
Residence Saskatoon, SK. Enlistment Saskatoon, SK NW-28-36-5-W3, Died Naves, France. British War Medal, Victory Medal Born: January 1, 1890 Boslau, Sweden to Anna Stina (Ernestine) Bengtsson, of Roane, Fjalla, Sweden, and Anders Mafnus Bengtsson. Digitized service file (pdf) LAC CEF

William James Beetham 2379688
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 27th Battalion
Residence Paddockwood, SK NW-24-52-25-W2, Employed and enlistment at Winnipeg, MB, Died Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born: September 16, 1883 to John Abraham and Julia Beetham, of West Harlsey, Northallerton, Yorks, England. Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF 1891 Census Family Search Homestead Land Record Applications

John Henry Belt 73427 Force: Army
Unit: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Division: "A" Coy. 28th Bn.
Residence "Little Red River Reserve", Ailingly, SK SE-17-51-27-W2, Enlistment, Prince Albert, SK, Died Thun-Saint-Martin. Military Medal Born: February 21, 1893 Darlington, England Son of Robert and Elizabeth Belt, of Alingly, Saskatchewan. Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF John Henry Belt | Durham At War Brother William Thomas Belt | Durham At War Homestead Land Record Applications

William Jasper Benson * 258949
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Farmer at Cabri, SK; S 20-19-18-W3, Parents reside Watrous, SK, NW-22-31-25-W2 Died Thun-Saint-Martin   Born September 1, 1895 Bellingham, Lac qui Parle Co, Minnesota to Henry H. Benson Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Homestead Land Record Applications

James Cameron 1051139
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Mont Nebo, NWT SW 5-50-6-W3, Enlistment Prince Albert, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born February 6, 1894 in Munising, Alger Co, Michigan to John M. Cameron Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Homestead Land Record Applications Homesteader Map

Charles Daniels 718433 Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Enlisted Winnipeg, MB, Residence Meadow Lake, SK 26-59-17-W3, and Onion Lake, SK 54-27-W3. Re-enlisted Saskatoon, SK (NW 28-36-5-W3) Died Thun-Saint-Martin   Born March 18, 1896 in Battleford, NWT, (NE-30-43-16-W3) to John and Marie DanielsDigitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Homestead Land Record Applications Homestead File records 097695A Marie Daniels

Turnbull Davidson 441264
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Rabbit Lake, SK NE-13-48-13-W3 then Square Hill, SK SW 6-47-13-W3. Enlistment Battleford, SK. Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born Belsay, Northumberland, England Feb. 19, 1890 to Walter and Elisabeth A. Davidson Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Homestead Land Record Applications

George Humphrey Dayman 1069539
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Windthorst, SK S-25-13-7-W2, Enlistment Regina, SK,   Born Whitewood, NWT Feb. 21, 1883 to Humphrey Dayman and Kezaiah (Westcott) Family Search Family Entry 7 of 10 children in the family 1901 Canada Census Item #899464 Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Genealogical family tree (Geni) Genealogical family tree (freepages) Genealogical Family Tree (My heritage) 1911 census parents 1916 census mother and sister Tombstone Homestead Land Record Applications

Joseph Degrasse 256765
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 20th Battalion
Residence Big River, Coordinates 53.8350981, -107.0330556, Enlistment Regina, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born April 12, 1892 in Bathurst, Gloucester Co., New Brunswick to John F. and Malice Degrasse LAC CEF Digitized Service File (pdf) Homestead Land Record Applications Acadian.

"Acadia was a colony of New France that consisted of parts of present-day eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and Maine in the United States. The colony was established in 1605 at Port-Royal in current-day Nova Scotia and lasted officially until 1710 when much of the territory fell to the British. The remaining land would be conquered by the British over the course of the 18th century. Acadia is now referred to as regions of the former French colony in North America that are historically associated with its lands, descendants and culture. Former residents and descendants are referred to as Acadians.Source


George Derby 256270
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 20th Battalion
Residence Ernfold, Assa, SK SW-12-17-7-W3 Enlistment Regina, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born Templeton, Ontario, Canada on May 17, 1895 to William Henry Derby and Alvira (Shaver) of Aylwin, Quebec. Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Parents William and Alvira Burial Saint John's In The Wilderness Cemetery; Ethel, Isabella, Edmund Ontario Marriage Registrations, 1800-1927 (New site) Homestead Land Record Applications

Peter L Drake 886397
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Buchanan, SK NW 35-31-6-W2 and Birch Hills, SK NW 21-46-24-W2, Enlistment Prince Albert, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born June 29, 1888 at Dunnville (South Cayuga), Haldminad Co, Ontario to Peter Montrose Drake and Elizabeth Ann (Cowell)1891 Census 1901 census 1911 census The Hands of Time : Village of Buchanan, 1907-1987, R.M. of Buchanan, 1913-1988, and district Family Tree Peter L Drake Grandparents William Drake 1775-1845 Hannah Montross 1791-1859 -Specific Ancestral Lines of the Boaz, Paul, Welty & Fishel Families The Genealogy of The Cline/Moyer/Fretz/Nunn Families of Jordan Station and Louth Twp. Descendants and Relations of Peter Cline and Sarah Scott Wagner Peter and Elizabeth Drake - soldier's parents Images of Peter L. Drake Peter L. Drake on Family Search Peter Montrose Drake on Family Search Peter Montrose Drake and family at Dunn United Church Cemetery Homestead Land Record Applications

Herman Dycke 204780
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion:: 20th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Residence Warman, SK NE 36-38-5-W3, Enlistment Saskatoon, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born on May 30, 1898 at Winkler, Mb. to Peter I and Mary Dycke (Engen, B.C.) History of Winkler, MB Digitized Service File (pdf) LAC CEF Homestead Land Record Applications

Edwin Goff 256934
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Rouleau, SK N 23-14-22-W2, Enlistment Regina, SK, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born Clarenceville, MRC de Haut-Richelieu, Quebec, on Aug. 6, 1893 to John and Corrina St. Armand Goff LAC CEF Digitized Service File (pdf) Homestead Land Record Applications

Edwin Hartsook 1263752
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 20th Battalion
Residence Sceptre, SK NE 9-22-24-W3, Enlistment Regina, Sk, Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born on July 14, 1889 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co. South Dakota to Elias Hartsook and Rosa May (Varns) LAC CEF Find A Grave cemetery Elias Hartsook Homestead Land Record Applications
Edwin was working on his Uncle's Farm.
On researching all the Uncle's listed for Edwin Hartsook,
Aaron and Mary Jones
Albert A. Varns
Jesse F. Varns
Abram Varns
John S. Varns on the maternal side

Laura and Alvin Jennings
Marion Hartsook
Sylvester Hartsook
Adam Hartsook
Carolyn Hartsook
M. Luther Hartsook on the paternal side
These Aunt and Uncle names were on Find A Grave cemetery results.
there was homestead land in Saskatchewan rather near to Sceptre (NE section 9 Township 22 Range 24 West of the Third Meridian applied for as follows
Jones, Aaron R. SW 35 27 27 W3
Jones, Aaron R. SE 35 27 27 W3
Jones, Aaron Roy NE 12 12 18 W2
Jones, Aaron Roy SE 10 27 27 W3
Jones, Aaron Roy SW 10 27 27 W3
None of the other Uncle's names seem to have had laid a homestead claim for land in Saskatchewan.
There is a listing for a homestead taken out at SW 6 13 25 W3 under Edwin Hartsook's name which is also under investigation for further clues.

Fargo Cook, from Find a Grave submitted the following information which can also be found on Ancestry.com
Elia's Mary farnes' father george: war of 1812 pension application:
Soldier: George Farrens [George Farnes]
Widow:Sarah
Marriage Date:15 Sep 1813
Date Enlisted:10 Sep 1812
Date Discharged: 25 Feb 1813
Military Service Location: United States
Pension Number - #1: SO 17406
Pension Number - #2: SC 11119
Bounty Land Number - #1: 3261 160 50
Roll number: 31
And From the United States general land office records in iowa
Name: George Farnes
Issue Date: 3 Jun 1856
Acres: 40
Meridian: 5th PM
State: Iowa
County: Decatur
Township: 67-N
Range: 24-W
Section: 17
Accession Number: IA0120__.302
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Chariton
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 6065

And aunts & uncles from Ancestry - a more complete listing
Laura A Hartsook Jennings 1847 - 1903
Marion Harrison Hartsook 1849 - 1926
John William Hartsook 1851 - 1930
William Theodore Hartsook 1853 - 1930
Sylvester Hartsook 1856 - 1921
David H. Hartsook 1857 - 1857
Elias Hartsook (x1 ggf) 1859 - 1945
Adam Hartsook 1862 - 1950
Caroline J Hartsook 1864 - 1886
Luther Hartsook 1866 - 1944
And on his mom's side James Albert Farnes 1817 - 1904
James Farnes 1818 - 1880
Mary A Farnes/Ferrans Hartsook (x2 ggm) 1822 - 1899
Augustus Farnes 1822 - 1850
Sarah Farnes 1825 -
David Farnes 1827 -
Elizabeth Farnes 1827 -
John A Farnes 1836 -

Alfred Theodor Hermansson / Hermanson 267289
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence. Minnesota 1901-1903 live near Uncle Isaac; Buchanan -NW 35-31-6-W2 area homestead, Sturgis, Sk NW 20-34-4-W2. Enlistment Melville, SK. Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born Hosjo, Jamtland, Sweden on April 18, 1885 to Herman Hermanson (1854-1944) and Anna Katharina (Nasvall) (1860/1861-1919) Photo The Hands of Time : Village of Buchanan, 1907-1987, R.M. of Buchanan, 1913-1988, and district Bio Brother's bio Elim Lutheran Cemetery Buchanan District Fanily Search Life Sketch 1916 census 1911 census LAC CEF

Isaiah Hopson 1069178
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment
Residence Estevan, SK NE 22-2-8-W2. Enlistment Estevan, Sk. Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born on November 19, 1895 in Lower Gornal, West Midlands, England to Isaiah and Lydia of Somerset, England. LAC CEF 1916 Census (possibly) as farm labourer Family Search Life Sketch (possibly) Birth Record (possibly) Homestead Land Record Applications

Levi / Levy Hyde 104967
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Married Elsie Parratt 1911, Emigrated April 1912, Labourer at Springside, SK SE 23-27-6-W2 (resident), Children Arthur 1914 and Doris 1916, enlistment at Yorkton, SK, Died Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born November 19, 1895 in Somerset, England to Isaiah and Susan Mary (Hansford) of Lower Gornal, West Midlands, Staffordshire, England LAC CEF Photo and memorial, and family Biography Niagara Cemetery 1916 census Homestead Land Record Applications

Montague Ewart Miller Kemp   Born Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. Residence Prince Albert, SK-15-48-26-W2, (Homestead SW 35 50 27 W2), Enlistment Prince Albert, SK. Married Margaret Lillian (Blake). Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born on May 25, 1898 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England to Stewart and Ruth Kemp. 1911 Census Gertrude Mills Niece 1916 Census - Siblings Harold age 24, Vernon 21, Reginald 12, Roomer Fred Harmer 25,

John Wasdale Lowes Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment
Division: 28th Battalion
Residence Saskatoon, SK NW 28-36-5-W3. 105th Saskatoon, Fusileers and 13th Battalion Hamilton, ON, Enlistment Prince Albert, SK. Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born September 18, 1897 in Bosworth, Wellington Co., Ontario to Caleb Lowes of Bosworth, Wellington Co., Ontario1916 census John Lowes Manager in Saskatoon Sibling Oscar Edward Lowes of Gilroy SE 26 22 6 W3 (Homestead 2 16 28 W2) Historical notes:Gilroy Ghost Town (near Riverhurst) Riverhurst, SK Weekly Courier (Riverhust newspaper)

Isaac Morris 104007
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment
Division: 28th Battalion
Residence Wideview, SK -NW 26-3-9-W3 (homestead SW 3 3 9 W3 / NW 3 3 9 W3) moved to Hazelwood area-NE 24-11-5-W2, SK. Enlistment Regina, SK 1916. Death Thun-Saint-Martin.   Born March 27, 1885 in Montgomery, Powys, Wales to Elizabeth Pritchard. Homestead Land Record Applied for in 1915

James Leo O'Connor Rwo Regimental Numbers; 3055966;4020966
This following info is for 4020966
Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 21st Battalion Eastern Ontario Regiment
Residence Gull Lake, SK 23-13-19-W3 according to SVWM.(therefore probably not homestead SE 33 2 29 W2 ) Enlistment papers show medical taken at Swift Current Oct 15, 1917. Occupation Steele Instruction Iron Work. Enlistment Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario.   Born June 17, 1899 in Lonsdale, Hastings Co. Ontario to Bartholomew O'Connor (Feb. 1850) and Mary E. (Barry) (Jul. 1865) Grave Photo CWGC Grave Registration and Registers LAC CEF SVWM 1911 census Ontario / Hastings East / 27 Tyendinaga Siblings; Catherine 1886, Mary R. 1888, William V Jul. 1892, John E Feb.1894, Clara F 1896, Frederick J. Nov. 1898, Ernest A. June 1900, Eric F. 1902, Michael E. 1904. Homestead Land Record Applications
Awaiting to hear from Bill Barry of the SVWM regarding the notation on his web page about Gull Lake. On talking with local residents who have done some research in to their historical records there is no evidence of any family of the name O'Connor around Gull Lake at any time, and no recollection of James Leo. There could be no need brought to mind to request any "Steele Instruction Iron Work" during the 1917 year. However, it seem like James Leo O'Connor was in SK 1917 as he took his medical in Swift Current. So quite a mystery, as to the "residence of Gull Lake".

Francis Silver 1069753
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 21st Battalion
Residence Tregarva, SK-SE-16-19-20-W2. Carpenter. Enlistment Regina, SK April 1917. Death northeast of Cambrai.   Born on November 27, 1896 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts to James Silver (born Aug 1872 Canada E from census) residence 30 Pear St. Lynn Mass. U.S.A (APril 1917). and Mary A (b Sep 1873 in Ireland m. c1894 From census) LAC CEF CVWM 1900 Manchester town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Census; sibling Walter Silver from Unoin Street, Lynn, Mass. b.Nov 1899 In Massachusetts. Maybe. LAC CEF brother's attestation papers August 1918 Birthplace Hantsport, N.S. Canada. Homestead Land Record Applications

John Kearse (John Kararse) Wakeling 1069605
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Fox Valley- N 26-17-26-W3. (Homesetad NW 20 17 26 W3 ) Enlistment Maple Creek, SK. Death Iwuy.   Born January 13, 1886 in Greater London, England to William and Esther (SE 20 17 26 W3 ) Wakeling LAC CEF CVWM Registration Reports and Registers Wakeling, Richard F. SE 20 17 26 W3 Maple Creek Community Cemetery. Wakeling, Esther (nee Crocker) Nov 22, 1875-May 31, 1933 1916 Census; John K arrived in Canada 1904, brother Richard arrived 1904, Sister Ester arruved 1912, Mother Esther arrived 1912, Aunt Mary Crocker arrived 1912. Birth registration Burial Homestead Land Record Applications

Wellesley Tylney Wesley-Long 1263566
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 21st Battalion
Residence Saskatoon, SK-NW-28-36-5-W3. Parents of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Enlistment Saskatoon, SK. Death northeast of Cambrai.   Born March 3, 1895 in Munich, Bavaria. to Dr. D.S. Wesley Long of Munich, Bavaria. according to enlistment papers. Born Munising, Alger Co., Michigan according to SVWM. CEF LAC Grave Immigration Sep 1915 aboard Corsican birth Germany destination Saskatoon, SK for Holy Orders

Prince George Wheater 291462
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Stenographer. Residence Roland, MB, CA. Served with Saskatchewan Regiment, Canadian Infantry. Enlistment Carman, MB, CA   Born May 26, 1894 in Thorganby, Yorkshire England to Mary Wheater of Normanton, Yorkshire (on enlistment) Son of Thomas and Mary Wheater, of Flockton Manor House, Wakefield, England.(on memorial) LAC CEF CVWM

Raynor Wright 542242
Force: Army
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 28th Battalion
Residence Marieton, SK-NW-30-22-22-W2. Steam Engineer. Enlistment Regina, SK. Died Iwuy. Military Medal Born June 4, 1886 in Peterborough, Leicestershire, England to Joseph Henry Wright and Ellen (Harris) of Marieton. LAC CEF CVWM CWGC Grave Registration and Register Regina, SK Ancestry.com query board Raynor Wright parents Joseph Henry Wright (Jan 2, 1853 Nether Broughton Grange, Leicester, England - Jan 17, 1942) and Ellen (Harris May 17, 1853-Jan 11, 1930). Joe and John emigrated May 7, 1903 on S.S. Tunisian. John NE 12-22-23 and Joseph NE 26 22 23 Siblings of Raynor are 1. John b. 1884 m. Elizabeth Collishaw had two sons i) Arthur (served WWII) m. Violet Franklin ( Second wife was Georgina Wright 1887-1942) reside Gainsborough, SK and ii) Raynor (1920-1996) m. Louie English, 2. Stella Mary, 3. Nora Frances. Raynor arrived in Canada 1907, enlisted 1916. Stella, Nora, and Ellen arrived 1909. Between Long Lake and Last Mountain Bulyea, Duval, Strasbourg : Volume 2: Joseph Henry Wright Biography Volume 1 St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Marieton<1906 census showing Raynor's father Joseph Wright age 58 and brother John Wright age 22 1911 census Wright Joseph age 58 Regina District with wife Ellen and Nora. 1911 census brother John age 26 District Regina and wife Elizabeth 1916 census father Joseph Wright age 63 District Last Mountain with wife Ellen and Nora Homestead Land Record Applications

* William Jasper Benson buried at Iwuy communal cemetery  
Note regarding abbreviations: Those soldiers born in the NWT were born in the North-West Territories of Canada. It was not until 1905 that the province of Saskatchewan was formed, and Mont Nebo, Battleford, and Whitewood were all placenames of Saskatchewan after this date.
SK - Province of Saskatchewan
MB - Province of Manitoba
CA - Nation of Canada
ON - Province of Ontario
Assa - Assiniboia a Provisional District of the North West Territories
Yorks - County of Yorkshire, England
Coy - Company
Bn - Battalion
Co. - County
NWT - North West Territories
Legal Land Locations of placenames and homesteads provided as quarter section, township, range and meridian




 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  The spur from natural tranchee made by sunken road
The spur from natural tranchee made by sunken road (Click on the photo for a larger size)


Battle of Cambrai (1917) wikipedia

Battling Tanks at Iwuy the Last German use of Tanks in World War i Word Press. Link recommended by Al Lloyd historian for the 21 st Canadian Battalion

BENSON, William Jasper; {Cabri, SK) Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial. SVWM.

BEETHAM, William James; {Paddockwood, SK) Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial. SVWM.

BENSON, William Jasper, September 1, 1895-October 11, 1918, Watrous, Saskatchewan. Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Government of Canada. Veterans Affairs.

Between Long Lake and Last Mountain : Bulyea, Duval, Strasbourg. Publisher, Date: Strasbourg, Sask. : Strasbourg, Bulyea, Duval History Book Committee, 1982. ISBN: 0889252327 (This book mentions Raynor Wright in the Roll of Honour listing.)

Borch, Peter. 28th Northwest Canadian Infantry Battalion. Saskatchewan Encyclopedia. Canadian Plains Research Center. University of Regina. 2006.

Cameron, James image Pages of the Past : History of Shell Lake-Mont Nebo districts Published by Shell Lake: Shell Lake History (1986) (1986) ISBN: 0 889 25487 7 , 9780 889 25487 9

Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group. "The Matrix Project" 21st Battalion.

Canadian Great War Project

Canadian Virtual War Memorial Charles Daniels Veterans Affaires Remembrance Memorials Veterans Affairs Canada Date modified: 2015-08-12

Canal-du-Nord and Cambrai Septembery 27 to October 11, 1918 Library and Archives Canada. Military Heritage > Canada and the First World War

Cavalry in Training. National Film Board. "The Canadian Light Horse (CLH), distinct from the CCB, was formed in early 1917 from the 19th Alberta Dragoons, the 1st Hussars and the 16th Light Horse. The unit reported to Canadian Corps Headquarters and first saw action at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. The CLH played a key role at Iwuy on October 10, 1918, where the last ever swords-drawn Canadian cavalry charge took place. In the final month of the war, the CLH were in front as a scouting force that ensured protection against attacks by German layback controls. "

[1] Chief Military Personnel CMP Home > Canadian Military Journal CMJ Home > More Fighting for Canada: Five Battles 1760-1944. Book Reviewed by Major James D. McKillip. Government of Canada. Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Book recommended by Michel Lespagnol, Iwuy, France Historian

Conclusion of the Battle of Iwuy. Forgotten Books.ca. Canadas Hundred Days with the CAnadian Corps from Amiens to Mons. p. 310

DANIELS, Charles, (Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Meadow Lake, Sk)Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial (SVWM)

DANIELS, Charles Canadian War Graves Commission CWGC

From Warriors to Soldiers. List of Native Veterans. Iwuy.

Frost, Cecil Gray (1897-1947) 6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company. Cecil Gray Frots (1897-1947). WWI Correspondence 1917-1919. Letter 18 16 October 1918 - France - an extremely slight wound ... saw the fall of Cambrai

Drummond Cemetery, Raillencourt, Nord, The cemetery received its name as Lieutenant J R Drummond, R.A.F., was the first burial. Altogether, there are 88 Commonwealth burials. Lespagnol says "The Drummond cemetery is the place where the trooper George Hambley buried 4 of his friends of the Light Horse Cavalry in the village of Raillencourt St Olle (10 kms) from Iwuy." In addition, there are four Saskatchewan enlisted men who are buried here as well; Eddison Boyce from Melville, Dorporal Wesley Garrod from Brownlea, Private James Robert Johnstone from Waldron, Lieutenant Sergeant Patrick Rudden from Saskatoon, and Private Thomas Alfred Simpson from Moose Jaw. Arthur Ferguson Ingram from Standish Lancashire was a pilot of the RFC (name of the RAF before) who was involved with the bombing of the Iwuy gas ammunition dump earlier the battle. Ingram with the No. 27 Squadron conducted numerous bombing raids throughout 1917 until an injury sent him to England.


 World War One. Drummond Cemetery Graves of 4 Light Horse Troopers
Drummond Cemetery Graves of 4 Light Horse Troopers (Click on the photo for a larger size)




 World War One. Drummond Cemetery Raillencourt Ste Olle
Drummond Cemetery Raillencourt Ste Olle (Click on the photo for a larger size)




 World War One. Drummond Light Horse
Drummond Light Horse (Click on the photo for a larger size)


[5] Greenhouse, Brereton, James McWilliams, R. James Steel, Kevin R. Shackleton, George H. Cassar, and Bruce Cane. The Torch We Throw: The Dundurn WWI Historical Library: Amiens/Second to None/The Making of Billy Bishop/Hell in Flanders Fields/It Made you Think of Home The Torch We Throw: The Dundurn WWI Historical Library Illustrated Edition. Dundurn, 2014. ISBN 1459730305, 9781459730304 link recommended by Michel Lespagnol, Iwuy, France Historian

Hayes, Wilma. War Diary of Lieutenant William Lucas Hayes 1915-1919 Battle of Iwuy soldier, enlisted 28th BN Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Horses in World War I Wikipedia.

HYDE, Levi {Springside, SK) Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial. SVWM.

Infantry Regiments. The South Saskatchewan Regiment. Volume 3, Part 2. National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Government of Canada. 2010-11-25

Kemp, Montague Ewart Miller. May 25, 1898- October11, 1918. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Government of Canada. Veterans Affairs.

In Memory by Pierre Vanderfelden The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

KEMP, Montague Ewart Miller. (Prince Albert, Sk) Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial (SVWM)

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Military Heritage. Canada and the First World War. Date Created: 2000-11-11 Date Modified: 2008-11-07

Library and Archives Canada LAC Blog Searching for the Service Files of Soldiers of the First World WAr

Library and Archives Canada LAC Blog Top Three Genealogy Qustions - Question 1. My grandfather came to Canada between 1905 and 1914. How do I find his passenger list entry?

Library and Archives Canada LAC Blog Naturalization Records, 1915-1951 database - 2015 Update

Library and Archives Canada LAC Blog Photography of the First World Ar - Part I Finding First World War Photos

Library and Archives Canada LAC Blog Photography of the First World Ar - Part II Finding First World War Photos

Daubs, Katie. Law students killed in WWI to be called to bar For the centenary of WWI, the Law Society of Upper Canada is giving honorary calls to the bar to the 60 Ontario law students killed in 1914-1918. The Star. (Matthew Maurice "Sonny" Wilson served Oct. 10, 1918 in the Battle at Iwuy) Sept. 15, 2014

[6] Lindsay, Robert 28th North-West Battalion Headquarters. 2006

Livesay, John Frederick Bligh, 1875-1944 Canada's hundred days : with the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8-Nov. 11, 1918 1919. Public Domain. Publisher Toronto : T. Allen Language English Call number 940.41271 L - 3057471

McPherson, Arlean. The Battlefords : a history. Publisher, Date: Saskatoon : Modern Press, [c1967] Commissioned by the Town Council of Battleford and the City Council of North Battleford to commemorate the anniversary of 100 years of Confederation. (This book mentions that J. Daniels served with No. J. Company, North West Rebellion of 1885 according to a quote from the April 23, 1885 edition of the Saskatchewan Herald newspaper)

Minutes the Western Front Association.

Niagara Cemetery Iwuy, Nord, France. Private 886397 Peter L. Drake 28th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) 10/10/1918 Son of Peter Montrose and Elizabeth Ann Cowell Drake of Dunn Township, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. Row. E. 8. Enlisted 18/02/1916

[2]Nicholson, G.W.L. (1964). Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919 (pdf) (2nd ed.). Ottawa: Duhamel, Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery. p. 458. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

[3] Nicholson, G. W. L. 1962. Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919. Queens Printer and Controller of Stationary, Ottawa, Canada. Chapter XV Canadian Expeditionary Force (doc) The Final Advance. 12 October - 11 November. The Enemy Faces Defeat. Nicholson Matrix



 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  The Iwuy spur from sunken road
The Iwuy spur from sunken roadt (Click on the photo for a larger size)


Old Strathcona Remembers (OSR). (Edmonton, Alberta). Light Horse Park Application
  • Approval of Ligh Horse Park Naming, Strathcona Light Horse History, Map of Park Location in Strathcona Neighbourhood, Edmonton, Alberta. (pdf)
  • Naming Committee (pdf)
  • At the present, the Old Strathcona Remembers (OSR) committee has been successful in having an unnamed park at Strathcona, 84-85 Ave and Gateway Blvd - 104 St named the Light House Park. The history of the park area is closely related to World War I overseas theatre of battle as "In 1914, Edmonton's cavalry soldiers and horses departed for service from the Strathcona train station in what is now Old Strathcona" - quote from the committee pdf. "A Squadron, Canadian Light Horse, made the last cavalry charge in Canadian history at the battle of Iwuy on 10 October 1918. This means that among the predecessor units of the The South Alberta Light Horse, or SALH... mounted the last cavalry charge in Canadian history."[Wikipedia]

    Upon contacting the Old Strathcona Remmbers (OSR) Committee, Stephen "Sticks" Gallard, Chair OSR replied that "4 years ago we (OSR) started having Nov 11th parades in the unnamed park just west of the Connaught Armouries built in 1914 for the 19th Alberta Dragoons now folded into the SALH. OSR was started to address moving an original Legion Memorial located in the south end of the park to the north end ..to create a better space for the growing number of participants both military and civilian to attend. This idea took off and we then decided to build a better monument with an interactive park around it to showcase the relationship of the park, Connaught Armouries and the old rail-head across Gateway Blvd where the troops in WW1 would have embarked heading east to be shipped over to the battle fields of Europe during WW1."

    Remebrance Day 2014 - Holy Trinity Church (near Light Horse Park

    "There is currently a small monument put in by the Legion in 1967 which will be relocated and enhanced using it as the middle piece of the new monument. Once done we hope to have the Feds certify it as an official Cdn war memorial."

    "During all of this I realized the park had never been named and submitted for consideration and the subsequent approval Sept 2014 of the name of Light Horse Park. The logic behind this name was to reflect on the SALH a cavalry Regiment, the other units folded into it such as 19th AB Dragoons and also as homage to the horsemanship skills Albertan's have always shown which lead to many of them being assigned to the Remounts Depot in Southhampton UK in WW1."

    "Thus we now are working on raising funds to complete this project and hope to have it done by the spring of 2018 to coincide with the centenary of the end of WW1." Proposed Perspective for Park (pdf) Proposal for park in 2018 (jpg picture)

    "We are seeking corporate and private sponsors and will also be doing a sponsor a brick to have a loved one lost in conflict inscribed on it to forever be a part of the parks rich history." : Old Strathcona Remembers: Op Legacy Enhance (Word document) Stakeholders and Supporters

    "Our organization is requesting funds to help us in our goal to relocate and enhance by way of developing an interpretive park around it a monument that we can seek Federal recognition of as a certified Canadian war monument. This would be the only such monument in Old Strathcona and with reading boards around the monument would link the histories of the Connaught Armouries, the Railhead of the early 1900s across from it and the park now known as Light Horse Park and Holy Trinity Anglican the units Regimental Church. This project would also recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, the units that were involved as are now represented by The South Alberta Light Horse the provinces oldest regiment and the rich history of Old Strathcona. The park where it will be located 8513 104St is where troops and their horses were marshaled and processed through the armories to embark for the battlefields of Europe from the railhead across the street now known as Gateway Blvd. Completion date is designed to coincide with the centenary of the end of WW1 at which time we envision it being full readied for public use. We meet the Edmonton salutes mandate as this entire project is related to those who served and their legacies. Further it will allow people for generations to understand and recognize what the area of Old Strathcona went through sending its loved ones off to war."... This quotation is an introduction from the Old Strathcona Remembers: Op Legacy Enhance (Word document)

    Linda Duncan NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona (Alberta) tweeted: "Here's hoping we have Light Horse Park cenotaph in place to celebrate Canada's 150th" (which happens to be 2017).

    There have been newsprint interviews, a podcast on CTV news, and a piece on CBC radio one.

    "We received a donation of 300 bricks from the U of A when they tore down 100 yr old homes for the new Loughheed Centre for LEadership, another 300 or so from a gent who had bricks from a torn down 1893 home and we will be getting more from the Leamington Mansion which was also a 100 years old which burnt down just over a 1 week ago." Above notes are from an email from Stephen "Sticks" Gallard, Chair OSR supported by some current events news articles.

  • Kent, Gordon, Group using old bricks for new memorial honouring Edmonton's First World War history. Edmonton Journal. October 25, 2015

  • Leamington Mansion bricks to live on as part of war memorial Metro News Edmonton.


[4] Patterson, Tim. New Brunswick Land Company and the Settlement of Stanley and Harvey. Harvey Cenotaph Index Page In memory of Lance Corporal NORMAN JAMES ROBISON

Potter, Stephanie E. "Smile and Carry On" Canadian Cavalry on the Western Front, 1914-1918. (2013) The University of Western Ontario. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 1226. [speaks to the use of tanks and the Cavalry in WWI. The cavalry actions of October 9 and 10 are discussed on Page 324-330 of the paper (the Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf pages are 335-341.]

Private Levi Hyde. "Born 17 Mar 1888 Walton, Somerset, England. Emigrated to Canada 17 Apr 1912. Married Elsie Parratt 1913 in Springside, Saskatchewan. Father of Arthur and Doris. Enlisted 28th Battalion 15 Oct 1915. Killed on last day of the Battle of Iwuy, aged 30." Burial: Niagara Cemetery Iwuy Departement du Nord Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: E. 26.

Royal Regina Rifles Wikipedia

South Alberta Light Horse

Springside and district memoirs. Publisher, Date: [Springside, Sask. : Springside Historical Society, 1983] (This book mentions Private Levi Hyde in the roll of Honour listing)

Tempest, Capt. E.V. Title History of the Sixth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment: Volume I.—1/6th Battalion, Volume 1 Edition reprint Publisher Andrews UK Limited, 2012 ISBN 1781515271, 9781781515273 Digitized online by Google Books

Wakeling, John Kearse- age 32 - October 11, 1918 Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Government of Canada. Veterans Affairs.

War Diary of the 18th Battalion CEF Battling Tanks at Iwuy The last German use of tanks in World War One.

Wartime letters of Leslie and Cecil Frost 1915-1919 R. B. Fleming. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 007

Wells, Jennifer. Last Commonwealth Soldier killed in WWI. George Price from Moose Jaw, Sask, was shot in the back, possibly while trying to steal a kiss from a Belgian Woman Toronto Star. Nov 09 2014

Wheater, Prince George. May 26, 1894- October11, 1918. Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment. Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Government of Canada. Veterans Affairs.

Wright, Raynor. June 4, 1886-October 11, 1918. Marieton, Saskatchewan. Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Government of Canada. Veterans Affairs.

WRIGHT, Raynor, (Bulyea, Sk) Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial (SVWM)

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Rifles poster Canadian Mounted. Canadian Mounted Rifles poster

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Pour: saskgenweb@yahoo.com

De: Michel Lespagnol

Objet: Soldat

Si vous avez plus d'informations sur la bataille d'Iwuy, sait d'une source d'information, la participation globale des soldats ou biographie de ceux qui ont servi de la Saskatchewan lors de la bataille d'Iwuy, s'il vous plaît e-mail Julia Adamson, Saskatchewan et Michel Lespagnol, Iwuy, France Merci.

 World War One. Battle of Iwuy.  Railway spur Naves far away left
Railway spur Naves far away left (Click on the photo for a larger size)


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Le South Alberta Light Horse, SALH, Al Lloyd, Stephen Sticks Gallard, Old Comité Strathcona, 21e Bataillon, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 20e Bataillon, Central Ontario Regiment, 27e Bataillon, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Light Horse, CLH, la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol, la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de- Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol , la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, 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bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de- Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol , la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol, la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, la cavalerie , Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol, la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy , Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, Le South Alberta Light Horse, SALH, 21e Bataillon, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 20e Bataillon, Central Ontario Regiment, Al Lloyd. 27e Bataillon, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Light Horse, CLH, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol , la Première Guerre mondiale, Stephen Sticks Gallard, Old Comité Strathcona, bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol, la Première Guerre mondiale, la bataille d'Iwuy, Iwuy, Nord, France, Le South Alberta Light Horse, SALH, 21e Bataillon, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 20e Bataillon, Central Ontario Regiment, 27e Bataillon, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Light Horse, CLH, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Charles Daniels, Lighthorse, cavalerie, Raynor Wright, William James Brown, Montague Ewart Miller Kemp, John Kearse Wakeling, Levi Hyde, Carl Werner Anderson, Battleford, Onion Lake, Saskatoon, Maple Creek, Watrous, Marieton, Springside, Michel Lespagnol,

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POPPIES, you try to tell me, glowing there in the wheat;
Poppies! Ah no! You mock me: It's blood, I tell you, it's blood.
It's gleaming wet in the grasses; it's glist'ning warm in the wheat;
It dabbles the ferns and the clover; it brims in an angry flood;
It leaps to the startled heavens; it smothers the sun; it cries
With scarlet voices of triumph from blossom and bough and blade.
See the bright horror of it! It's roaring out of the skies,
And the whole red world is a-welter. . . . Oh God! I'm afraid! I'm afraid!

CORNFLOWERS, you say, just cornflowers, gemming the golden grain;
Ah no! You can't deceive me. Can't I believe my eyes?
Look! It's the dead, my comrades, stark on the dreadful plain,
All in their dark-blue blouses, staring up at the skies.
Comrades of canteen laughter, dumb in the yellow wheat.
See how they sprawl and huddle! See how their brows are white!
Goaded on to the shambles, there in death and defeat. . . .
Father of Pity, hide them! Hasten, O God, Thy night!

LILIES (the light is waning), only lilies you say,
Nestling and softly shining there where the spear-grass waves.
No, my friend, I know better; brighter I see than day:
It's the poor little wooden crosses over their quiet graves.
Oh, how they're gleaming, gleaming! See! Each cross has a crown.
Yes, it's true I am dying; little will be the loss. . . .
Darkness . . . but look! In Heaven a light, and it's shining down. . . .
God's accolade! Lift me up, friends. I'm going to win - MY CROSS.
Robert W. Service